Youth Housing and Support
Located in North Fitzroy, close to all amenities, T Street provides young people between 16-21 years who are experiencing homelessness with crisis accommodation. We have six bedrooms for single young people and couples for a stay of about six weeks.
T Street is staffed by youth workers who assist young people around the clock to access ongoing, safe and affordable housing as well as the opportunity to start to look at other issues that may prevent them from reaching their goals in life.
T Street adopts a relationship-based approach with young people, focussing on “how to” solutions to identify pathways out of homelessness.
T Street is a state-wide service and can accept referrals from any Access Point.
Call 1800 825 955 to be referred to any youth refuge or for more information call Melbourne Youth Support Service on 9614 3688.
For some young people, leaving statutory care can have unintended consequences – a lack of opportunity for meaningful activity, community isolation and inadequate support and housing options.
Next Level aims to break this cycle and provide a platform for young people to reach their full potential. Through a supportive relationship with their worker young people can progress towards the development of useful skills, social inclusion and stability.
Workers from Next Level begin to work with young people while they are still “in care” through to when they are more capable and confident and self-reliant adults.
Next Level receives referrals exclusively from the regional Placement Co-ordination Unit (PCU) of the Department of Human Services.
Crossroads Creating Connections is about providing positive outcomes for young people. For young people who are experiencing homelessness and have additional complex needs their best resource can often be the support, guidance and resilience of a homelessness worker.
CCC value-adds to workers, who strive to develop strong supportive relationships with young people, often becoming pivotal as the first step in a pathway out of homelessness. Engaging and maintaining an effective relationship can be difficult as a young person struggles with direction and purpose.
CCC provides support for workers to explore different avenues to develop their relationships with young people, to consider and employ different strategies to help maintain these relationships, and to develop plans that move toward growth and potential for young people..
A homelessness case manager working with a young person who must be 16 – 25 years of age, homeless or at risk of homelessness, from the North and West Metropolitan region and with high and complex needs can ring the service directly on 9415 9271.